He is known as a former member of the hit boyband One Direction. Louis William Tomlinson is a singer-songwriter hailing from South Yorkshire, England. Before joining the vocal group, Louis auditioned for several television shows.
He was then cast to the shows and gained enough experience to audition for The X Factor. It was a famous British music contest that pit other talented vocalists like him against each other.
They then go to a series of shows to determine who is the best among them.
Contrary to popular belief, none of the One Direction members, including Louis, even won 2010’s edition of The X Factor. All of them are just the show’s runners-up. However, their massive success globally says otherwise.
Today, the singer is still producing hit songs after the group went on an indefinite hiatus in 2016.
His debut song with DJ Steve Aoki entitled “Just Hold On” charted second on UK Singles Chart, even placing 52 on the Billboard’s Top 100 on its release.
Curious about who the parents of former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson are?
Does the singer-songwriter have any other siblings? Learn more about his family by reading the article below.
Louis Tomlinson’s Parents’ Love Life
Louis’ biological parents did not have a delightful history. Troy and Johannah had their fair share of arguments and disagreements that separated them when Louis was still a baby.
Since then, he grew up without really having no connection with his biological father. Fortunately, Johannah found a new love interest in Mark Tomlinson, and together, they raised Louis and his siblings.
Louis Tomlinson’s Father Troy Austin/Mark Tomlinson’s Biography
Troy Austin was not visible for the majority of the artist’s life. However, in recent years, he has been trying to reunite with his son and would prefer for them to reconcile.
Louis met his requests with little to no interest. Troy left the singer and her mother just a week after Louis was born.
His request may have left a sour taste in the artist’s mouth. Troy wishes to see his song again after being diagnosed with liver cancer at age 49.
Louis’s stepfather Mark Tomlinson took over despite the circumstances that left Johannah alone. The singer even took his surname instead of his biological father.
Louis Tomlinson’s mother, Johannah “Jay” Poulston Biography
Johannah had her own set of personal struggles. From being left as a single mom to fend for her kids to being diagnosed with Leukemia.
However, she persisted and became the artist’s biggest fan.
Fans would often recall that Johannah could be seen talking to her son’s fans on Twitter.
Unfortunately, cancer got her better, and she died in December of 2016 at 43 years old.
Despite this, she showed that she was a warrior throughout all the hardships she had endured over the past couple of years.
Louis Tomlinson’s Siblings
Louis’s family is quite a big one. He has five half-sisters and a half-brother. He is believed to be the eldest among the 7 of them. His sisters are Charlotte, Felicite, Daisy and Phoebe, Doris and Ernest, the latter two being twins.